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Kentucky Straight: Stories

Offutt, Chris

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ISBN 10: 067973886X / ISBN 13: 9780679738862
Published by Vintage Books, 1992
Condition: Very Good In Wrappers Soft cover
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New York. 1992. Vintage Books. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Wrappers. 72. 167 pages. November 1992. paperback. Cover design by Lorraine Louie. Cover illustration by Scott Hunt. 067973886x. keywords: August 24. inventory # 30662. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Riveting, often heartbreaking stories that take readers through country that is figuratively and literally unmapped. These stories are set in a nameless community too small to be called a town, a place where wanting an education is a mark of ungodly arrogance and dowsing for water a legitimate occupation. Offutt has received a James Michener Grant and a Kentucky Arts Council Award. Bookseller Inventory # 30662

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Title: Kentucky Straight: Stories

Publisher: Vintage Books

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: paperback

Book Condition:Very Good In Wrappers

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Kentucky straight is bourbon with no mixer. Kentucky Straight is Kentucky seen without nostalgic gloss. These riveting, often heartbreaking stories, take us through country that is unmapped. They are set in a nameless Appalachian community too small to be called a town, a place where wanting an education is a mark of ungodly arrogance and dowsing for water a legitimate occupation; where hunting is not a sport but a means of survival. These are stories of coal miners and backwoods medicine men, of gamblers and marijuana farmers, tales of real tragedy and unutterable strangeness that convey their sense of place so vividly that we feel its ground rise beneath our feet.
 
Offutt has received a James Michener Grant and a Kentucky Arts Council Award.

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Riveting, often heartbreaking stories that take readers through country that is figuratively and literally unmapped. These stories are set in a nameless community too small to be called a town, a place where wanting an education is a mark of ungodly arrogance and dowsing for water a legitimate occupation. Offutt has received a James Michener Grant and a Kentucky Arts Council Award.

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